Welcome to Nuffield Parish
This lovely old parish church is there for all to enjoy. It is open every day during the day and many visitors, including walkers, enjoy the sense of peace and tranquillity. Also popular is the use of the carpark and access to tea, coffee and biscuits in the church! Donations are much appreciated.
As a church we are very grateful for all the work that the Friends of Nuffield Church (see below) have undertaken; this can be seen in the transformation of the carpark, the restoration of the railings and of the wall beside the carpark.
The usual pattern of services is as below and everyone is welcome. The Rev Mark Ainsworth is our Priest-in-charge, shared with the neighbouring group of churches (Nettlebed, Bix, Pishill and Rotherfield Greys) and takes a service of Holy Communion once a month. We are also very grateful for the continuing ministry of the Rev Ian Thacker (Chaplain of HMP Huntercombe) offering Holy Communion once a month. John Erbetta is our authorised lay minister
1st Sunday Morning Prayer with John Erbetta
2nd Sunday Holy Communion with the Rev Ian Thacker
3rd Sunday Holy Communion with the Rev Mark Ainsworth
4th Sunday Family Service with John Erbetta
All services are at 1130 am and all are welcome!
We try and make the Christian faith accessible to all. We’re aware that different people have different views on the form that ‘church’ takes We have traditional morning prayer and then a very straightforward Family service which we hope is ‘accessible’ to all. We always welcome comments from those that have been to our services and whilst we do not change the message of hope and the offer of forgiveness that is central to the Christian faith, we are always happy to look at ways in which we can adapt.
The services are listed each month on the noticeboard outside church, and on the Parish and Huntercombe noticeboards.
Believing that the Bible is the foundation of the Christian faith we usually have a Bible study most weeks. Please ask if there is no information on the notice board as we often use email to arrange this.
Your first point of contact for matters concerning the church is the group of churches’ joint administrator, on 01491 628297 (messages are picked up regularly) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting Future Developments:
Since the sale of the Rectory the church has been without meeting-room, toilet and kitchen facilities, making it impossible to offer such events as coffee mornings or light lunches for older people or a Mother and Toddler group, for example. As the wider community has no meeting place in the village, we are working together on the Nuffield Community Centre Project (see elsewhere on this website) . We plan to open up the main body of the church by replacing the pews with stacking chairs and providing servery and disabled toilet facilities near the entrance door. Like all building work, especially in a Grade II* listed building, things have moved slowly but we now have the necessary permissions and need to raise the necessary funds! Plans are on display in the church.
The new facilities will provide the village with a meeting space, the Ridgeway walkers with a ‘watering hole’ and allow the church to offer new activities for both young (we are in discussion with a national youth organisation) and old.
For further details or to offer support, assistance or ideas, please contact Catherine Erbetta at email@example.com